Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Vehicle Shipping Services industry's strong performance largely reflects a rebound from a very low recessionary base in 2009. Over the five years to 2014, as pent-up demand was satisfied and interest rates began to increase, car sales slowed and vehicle freight volume growth declined. However, demand for industry services has begun to normalize, and industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2019, boosted by increasing sales of new cars.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry in the Vehicle Shipping Service industry vary by the mode of transportation used by an industry operator. As an industry, barriers to entry are categorized as low because an operator can opt to take the easiest path into the industry.
Class 1 operators require extensive sources of capital to establish new railroad networks and purchase new locomotives and train cars. Further, rail freights are privately owned and funded by investors, which necessitates industry-specific expertise in raising capital. For the smaller and more local shortline railroads, the cost of capital is less as operators typically purchase abandoned lines and maintain much smaller railroad networks... purchase to read more